Friday, July 18, 2008

The first temptation of Buddy

George and Lucia returned from their Danube River cruise and London trip a few weeks ago, and they were kind enough to bring Tro a stuffed bear from Harrods in London. It is incredibly adorable, ever-so-soft and ridiculously well branded. That Mohammed Al Fayed knows what he is doing.

Seasoned grandparents that they are, George told me that they spent quite some time going through all of the bears so they could find one without button eyes. I think button eyes are adorable and should not be discriminated against, but I managed to keep that to myself. Unfortunately, my face gave me away, because Lucia said, "You know, so the baby doesn't choke." Oh, yeah. Choking hazards. Dammit, forgot about those. Score one for The Luce.

Either way, I am delighted by our little Harrods bear, which I have originally enough named Harrod. Dodi was an option, but I thought that might be a little too dark for a baby. Buddy, however, could care less about what the bear is named as long as he can have it for his very own.

Harrod sat on the kitchen counter for a few days, and it was the first thing Buddy would look for upon entering the kitchen. If Chip or I held it, Buddy would pull a prairie dog so he could get as close to it as possible. I don't think he would destroy it; I think he's just fascinated by this fuzzy little contraption. Nevertheless, one cannot be too safe when it comes to curious Labs, so Harrod is now tucked away in a dresser drawer. Let's just hope Tro isn't covered in fuzz, as I'm pretty sure Lucia would also frown on storing one's baby in a dresser drawer.

1 comment:

  1. Cute bear!

    WHen you bring the baby home, the pup will be facinated! Abbeydog couldn't help sniff Seth's face, walk away, sniff some more, walk away, sniff. Bet your pup will be great with the baby!

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